Total as well as MOL name globe’s biggest LNG bunkering vessel in Rotterdam event


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Total claims the Gas Agility is a market best implemented by a solid partnership in between the shipyard, the proprietor, the charterer as well as numerous companions, consisting of Bureau Veritas as well as GTT. [Photo credit: Chris Schotanus]

The globe’s biggest LNG shelter vessel has actually been formally called at an event held today inRotterdam The 18,600-cubic-meter GTT Mark III Flex membrane layer vessel has actually been called Gas Agility as well as is the initial LNG shelter vessel possessed by Emerald Green Maritime Limited, an entirely possessed subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines,Ltd (MOL). It is hired by Total’s associate Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS).

TMFGS as well as MOL authorized the moment charter celebration for the ship in February 2018 as well as building and construction of the vessel began in November 2018 at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China.

Delivered in April 2020, the Gas Agility satisfies the greatest technological as well as ecological requirements, itself making use of LNG herself as propulsion gas, as well as incorporating a full re-liquefaction of the boil-off gas.

“We are delighted to have officially named Gas Agility as she embarks on a new chapter in delivering cleaner marine fuels. Her arrival in Rotterdam marks the culmination of three years of dedicated work with MOL and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in Shanghai, to plan, build and create a major development in global marine LNG fuel supply,” claimed Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet, handling supervisor ofTotal Marine Fuels Global Solutions “Gas Agility is a clear demonstration of our ongoing drive to develop key logistical LNG infrastructures in the main bunkering hubs around the world, helping the shipping industry make the move to a more sustainable fuel solution.”

Total claims the Gas Agility is a market best implemented by a solid partnership in between the shipyard, the proprietor, the charterer as well as numerous companions, consisting of Bureau Veritas as well as GTT.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the people who have been involved in the project,” claimed Takeshi Hashimoto, executive vice head of state of MOL. “I am really positive that our effort will certainly be the terrific turning point as well as the transforming factor in this swiftly altering globe. The change from hefty gas oil to LNG is affordable, eco effective as well as a quickly readily available remedy for maritime transport. By supplying the capability to provide LNG as an aquatic gas, this collaboration will certainly be the leader in change to an extra fuel-efficient sector.

In December 2019, TMFGS as well as MOL authorized a long-lasting charter agreement for a 2nd big LNG shelter vessel, to be provided in 2021. It will certainly be placed in the Marseille-Fos location in France to provide LNG as an aquatic gas in the Mediterranean location.

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